What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign® orthodontic system corrects misaligned teeth by moving them into place over time using a set of clear, removable aligners. These aligners are nearly invisible when worn. Proven to be successful, Invisalign® aligners are created using 3-D imaging technology. At the practice, three types of Invisalign® products are available:
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign® is both practically invisible and removable. This allows patients to consume whatever they want throughout treatment. It is also easier to clean teeth because patients don’t have to deal with awkward, special equipment being in the way. Invisalign® aligners are very comfortable. Since these aligners don’t use brackets and wires, the aggravation to the cheeks and gums doesn’t occur. Patients will also need to spend less time in the doctor’s office getting adjustments when wires and brackets aren’t used. Patients can also see an image of the end result by viewing their virtual treatment plan prior to starting the straightening process.
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guides your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets on which your lips or gums can snag. During your first evaluation, our dentists will help you determine if Invisalign is a good option for you. We’ll then design a treatment plan and take tooth impressions, from which Invisalign will develop accurate, personalized tooth-straightening devices, called aligners. Aligners slide directly over your teeth and are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place. Depending on your case, you will wear them full-time (except when eating or drinking) for 12 to 24 months no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces and see your dentist about every six weeks for check-ups.